This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This

 

              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This
This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)